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Double Trouble? Applying Two Labels

By Tom Seeling | October 2021

Regulatory requirements or vendor insistence creates a situation where a manufacturer has to ship a container or pallet with two identical labels applied to two different surfaces. While a simple exercise if performed manually, it gets complex when incorporating it into an automated shipping process. As the object moves down a conveyor system, two printers…

Create a Smart Printer – Store Label Designs in Your Printer for Fast Label Printing without Software or a PC

By Dave Klement | February 2020

Summary The traditional approach to supply chain labeling involves a PC, labeling software, and a printer. However, most people do not realize that, in certain circumstances, you can take the labeling software and PC out of the equation, printing straight from the printer. Basically you make the printer act as a Smart Printer. This is…

Prevent Misapplied Labels

By Dave Klement | December 2019

Summary Summary An often overlooked problem is the possibility of applying the wrong labels to the wrong product.  The agility many manufacturers have achieved with just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing can come at a price with label application errors.  Often we think of label errors in terms of the wrong data getting on a label.  However, short…

3 Approaches to Printing from ERP Systems

By Dave Klement | August 2019

Summary Enterprise Resource Planning software companies (such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Epicor, IQMS etc.) provide their clients with great tools to manage and grow their organizations.  Centralizing data and then providing information, in real time, across the enterprise enables the company to act faster and smarter.  It is natural, then, to extend this data…

Reduce Human Error with Effective Label Design

By Dave Klement | July 2019

Summary “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” – Alexander Pope Most labeling software applications are packed with tools and features to prevent errors. This article covers some common ones and provides some links to Efficient Ideas articles. Methods to Reduce Human Error Several methods can be used to reduce the potential for human error: Input…

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License Creep in LABELVIEW

By Dave Klement | September 2022

Why do I keep exceeding my LABELVIEW Network user licenses when I am not adding new users? Users forgetting to logout of LABELVIEW, or the Network Utilities app not recognizing that it has been closed can give LABELVIEW the impression that more people are logged in. Using Network Utilities to drop a user connection, or…

License Creep in NiceLabel

By Dave Klement | September 2022

Why do I keep exceeding my printer licenses when I am not adding any actual printers? Inconsistently configured printers, label test prints and port monitors can create “phantom” printers that count against your license. NiceLabel Printer Management or using standard TCP/IP to set up printers minimizes the creation of unique location names which would count…

License Creep in BarTender

By Dave Klement | September 2022

Why do I keep exceeding my printer licenses when I am not adding any actual printers? Inconsistently configured printers, label test prints and port monitors can create “phantom” printers that count against your license. Using BarTender Printer Groups or using standard TCP/IP to set up printers minimizes the creation of unique location names which would…

License Creep in LABEL MATRIX

By Dave Klement | September 2022

Why do I keep exceeding my LABEL MATRIX Network user licenses when I am not adding new users? Users forgetting to logout of LABEL MATRIX, or the Network Utilities app not recognizing that it has been closed can give LABEL MATRIX the impression that more people are logged in. Using Network Utilities to drop a…

License Creep in CODESOFT

By Dave Klement | September 2022

Why do I keep exceeding my CODESOFT Network user licenses when I am not adding new users? Users forgetting to logout of CODESOFT, or the Network Utilities app not recognizing that it has been closed can give CODESOFT the impression that more people are logged in. Using Network Utilities to drop a user connection, or…

Ben Podesta

By Jennie Gartland | June 2022

About Ben Ben is a key member of our support staff. As well as coaching clients through processes of setting and using their software, he works with them to design, configure, and test their hardware so that packaging and labeling systems work their best. He is also available to dig deep into any networking issues…

The 5-Minute Argument for and Against Upgrading NiceLabel in 2022

By Dave Klement | December 2021

Last month, NiceLabel released the latest major upgrade to their suite of software under the new “Loftware NiceLabel” brand name. Improvements span all the product editions including NiceLabel Cloud (Essentials, Business, Enterprise), on premise (LMS Pro and LMS Enterprise), as well as the designer applications (Designer Express, Designer Pro, and PowerForms). Depending on your business,…